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Jul 9, 2013

UCLA/Anderson Essay Topics 2013-2014

Following the release of its 2013-2014 deadlines, UCLA Anderson has announced its essay for the 2013-2014 season. The required and optional essays follow: Essay 1 What are your short-term and long-term career goals, and how will an MBA from UCLA Anderson specifically help you achieve these goals? (750 words maximum) Optional... Read more »

Jul 9, 2013

Northwestern’s Kellogg School Names New Senior Fellow for its Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative

Sanjay Khosla, a former executive at Mondelez (Kraft) and Unilever, has been appointed as senior fellow with the Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative (KMCI), Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management announced last week. “To excel in today's global 21st century business environment requires deep customer insight—not only in developed nations, but... Read more »

Jul 9, 2013

Trivia Tuesday: Kellogg’s Student Body

In this week’s installment of Trivia Tuesday, we turn our focus to the Clear Admit School Guide to Northwestern / Kellogg to learn about the school’s student body. "Kellogg’s entering two-year MBA class is divided into eight sections of approximately 60 students each. The sections are most commonly identified by names that remain constant... Read more »

Jul 8, 2013

New $10 Million Alumni Donation Will Support Curriculum Innovation at Harvard Business School

The family of a late Harvard Business School (HBS) alumnus has donated $10 million to help support efforts already underway to innovativly redesign the second-year MBA curriculum, the school announced last week. The donation, from the family of the late William F. Connell, a 1963 MBA graduate of HBS, will... Read more »

Jul 8, 2013

Chicago Booth 2013-2014 Essay Topics

Along with the application deadlines for the 2013-2014 admissions season, the Chicago Booth adcom has announced its 2013-2014 essay topics, which are as follows: Short Answer Essays Please respond to the following two essay prompts: a. My favorite part of my work is... (250 words maximum) b. I started to think differently... Read more »

Jul 8, 2013

Chicago Booth Deadlines 2013-2014

The 2013-2014 Chicago Booth deadlines have been announced. This year’s three deadlines are below: Round One Application Deadline: October 3, 2013 Final Decision: December 19, 2013 Round Two Application Deadline: January 8, 2014 Final Decision: March 27, 2014 Round Three Application Deadline: April 3, 2014 Final Decision: May 21, 2014 Interview invitations... Read more »

Jul 8, 2013

University of Chicago / Booth Recommendation Questions 2013 – 2014

For the Applicant Why did you choose these two recommenders? (600 characters or less) For the Recommender Instructions The most helpful recommendations provide detailed examples or anecdotes to support qualities described in the letter. Recommendation letters generally vary in length, but most are 1-3 pages in length. You may enter... Read more »

Jul 8, 2013

Admissions Tip: Addressing Unemployment or Gaps in Employment

Given the emphasis that schools place on a candidate’s work experience, it is important to be proactive in addressing gaps in employment.  When applying to business school, many candidates worry about how the adcom might perceive gaps in employment.  We would like to take some time to discuss strategies for... Read more »

Jul 5, 2013

Columbia Entrepreneurs Lab Provides Free Summer Working Space to Student Teams to Collaborate on Business Ventures

Columbia Entrepreneurs Lab (CEL), a co-working space run by Columbia Business School’s Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, this summer welcomes its first class of more than 20 students from across Columbia University. The student teams, which represent seven different schools, were selected to develop 13 business ventures over the summer using... Read more »

Jul 5, 2013

Fridays From The Frontline

Welcome to Fridays From the Frontline. We hope this Friday finds you well and that everyone enjoyed their July 4th! In this week’s post, we peruse all the news in the b-school blogosphere from applicants and current students. Hamm0 opened the newly posted Stanford application and was a bit discouraged... Read more »

Jul 4, 2013

Yale SOM Essay Topic Analysis 2013-2014

Following up on last week’s announcement of the Yale School of Management’s essay questions for the 2013-2014 admissions cycle, we wanted to provide applicants with some thoughts and advice on the new essay set.  Yale has significantly shortened its essay requirements this year, reducing the number of mandatory essays from... Read more »

Jul 3, 2013

Oxford University’s Saïd Business School Launches Innovative Online Module to Address Global Challenges

A new online module at the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford is bringing together students in the school’s MBA and executive MBA programs with Oxford alumni and leading academic researchers to address some of the most challenging global business and policy issues. In its first year, the... Read more »

Jul 2, 2013

UCLA Anderson School of Management to Become Financially Self-Supporting

Beginning with the 2014-15 academic year, the UCLA Anderson School of Management will no longer rely on state funding but will instead be completely self-supporting, the school reported last week. University of California President Mark Yudof approved the school’s proposed status change for its full-time MBA program on June 24th,... Read more »

Jul 2, 2013

Trivia Tuesday: Doing Business In… NYU Stern

Welcome to another edition of Clear Admit’s Trivia Tuesday column, in which we guide you through the maze of information out there to show you what differentiates the leading business schools from their peers. Today, we’re going to take a peek into the Clear Admit School Guide to NYU Stern and examine... Read more »

Jul 2, 2013

Clear Admit Releases Revised 2013-2014 School Guides to Columbia, Harvard, Kellogg, Stanford, Wharton and more!

We are excited to announce the first release of the Clear Admit School Guides, updated for 2013-2014!  Praised by both admissions officers and applicants, the School Guides profile top business schools in detail, addressing programs from the perspectives of students, faculty, alumni and the popular press.  The latest editions of... Read more »

Jul 1, 2013

UCLA / Anderson Deadlines 2013-2014

The 2013-2014 UCLA/Anderson deadlines have been announced! This year’s three deadlines are as follows: Round 1 Deadline: October 22, 2013 Notification: January 28, 2014 Round 2 Deadline: January 7, 2014 Notification: April 2, 2014 Round 3 Deadline: April 15, 2014 Notification: June 3, 2014 Completed applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. PST on the day of the... Read more »

Jul 1, 2013

CMU / Tepper Deadlines 2013-2014

The 2013-2014 CMU/Tepper deadlines have been announced! This year’s deadlines are below: Round 1 Deadline: October 7, 2013 Notification: December 16, 2013 Round 2 Deadline: January 2, 2014 Notification: March 24, 2014 Round 3 Deadline: March 15, 2014 Notification: May 15, 2014 International applicants should note that Tepper highly encourages applying by... Read more »

Jul 1, 2013

Some Master’s Degree Students Now Eligible for Harvard Business School’s 2+2 Program

Harvard Business School (HBS) today announced that it has expanded the eligibility requirements of its 2+2 Program to include not only college students but also candidates who have gone directly to a master’s degree program after their undergraduate study. The 2+2 Program at HBS is a deferred admissions process originally... Read more »

Jul 1, 2013

MIT/Sloan Essay Topic Analysis 2013-2014

The 2014-2015 MIT / Sloan Essay Topic Analysis is now available.  Now that MIT Sloan has released its 2013-2014 essay questions, we’d like to take the time to offer some advice on how to best approach these prompts.  Like a number of other leading schools, Sloan has taken a wholly... Read more »

Jun 28, 2013

MBA Intelligence Reviews the Clear Admit MBA Planner App

The Clear Admit MBA Planner App for iPhone and iPod got praise as part of a recent review in the June 2013 issue of MBA Intelligence, an online magazine for current and prospective MBA students. “Think of this app as half virtual business school dossier and half virtual Filofax and... Read more »

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